\fˈa͡ɪ͡əfa͡ɪtɪŋ], \fˈaɪəfaɪtɪŋ], \f_ˈaɪə_f_aɪ_t_ɪ_ŋ]\
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By Henry Campbell Black
1. What sysadmins have to do to correct sudden operationalproblems. An opposite of hacking. "Been hacking your newnewsreader?" "No, a power glitch hosed the network and Ispent the whole afternoon fighting fires."2. The act of throwing lots of manpower and late nights at aproject, especially to get it out before deadline. See alsogang bang, Mongolian Hordes technique; however, the term"firefighting" connotes that the effort is going into chasingbugs rather than adding features.
By Denis Howe
Word of the day
Fuerbringer's hand-disinfection's sign
- thrust into a collection of below diaphragm move with respiratory movements, whereas if pus is in pleural cavity the needle will remain stationary, or nearly so.